new Delhi: Violations of ‘bio-bubble’ during the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) may require the player to exit the tournament and his teams may also have to pay a heavy fine of Rs 1 crore. Not only this, points can also be deducted in the table.
The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) has notified all the eight franchise teams that the player will have to go through a six-day separation to ‘unauthorized exit’ from the ‘bio-bubble’.
If this happens for the second time, a match suspension will be imposed and on the third violation, he will be dropped from the tournament and no other player will be found in his place.
Players may have to pay a fine of up to Rs 60,000 for not completing their daily health passports, not wearing GPS trackers, and not getting the scheduled Kovid-19 checked on time. The same rules are also for family members and team officials.
Kovid-19 is being investigated by all players and support staff every fifth day of the ongoing tournament in the United Arab Emirates. Team officials also need to be very cautious in ensuring that strict ‘bio-bubble’ is not violated.
If a franchise ‘allows a person to interact with the player / support staff in the bubble’, they will have to pay a fine of Rs 1 crore for the first violation, one point will be deducted for the second violation and two for the third violation. Points (equal to one win) will be deducted.